Teas Exam

One of the prerequisites for admission into the professional phase of some of the health science programs is the ATI Test Of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). The ATI TEAS should not be scheduled until the semester prior to applying for admission to the professional program and following completion of all basic studies requirements. It is recommended that students complete program science requirements prior to testing for an enhanced degree of success.

Each student must pay the testing fee ($60) at the Bookstore and schedule a testing day and time with the Testing Center by calling (870) 864-7196 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Testing Center will give each student a copy of their scores upon completion of the test and review these scores with the student. This score report will be signed, dated, and stamped by the Testing Center.

ATI TEAS Study Manual: Each student is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to prepare well for the ATI TEAS PRIOR to taking the exam.
The Testing Center has a copy of the ATI TEAS Study Manual, Sixth Edition Revised which is available for student use but not for check out. This Study Manual (ISBN # 978-1-56533-575-2) may be purchased at SouthArk's Bookstore for approximately $70.00. In addition, the SouthArk Library has an electronic resource for the ATI TEAS exam preparation, called ATI TEAS Crash Course - 2017, available through Hoopla, a downloadable free app. Hoopla lets you borrow a variety of resources (online books, videos, audiobooks, etc...) if you have a SouthArk Library card. See more info at http://southark.libguides.com/c.php?g=9632&p=4124027. Also, a handout with additional test prep information can be found on the ATI TEAS FAQ Handout.

Each Health Science program has different minimum scores and other requirements for the exam. See below for this information. Only the programs which require ATI TEAS are listed.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Even though the student must attain the minimum scores listed below to qualify for program admission, most students who are selected for these programs score well above the minimum requirements listed.

Program

Minimum

Reading

Score

Minimum

Composite

Score

Super

Score

Utilized?

(the highest scores

for each section from

all TEAS results are utilized)

Maximum Attempts
Allowed

Program

Selection

Criteria

 

Requirements
How are TEAS results obtained by the program?

LPN

(Practical Nursing)

45

40
(calculated using super scores

from the 4 attempts)

Yes Maximum:
4 attempts within 18 months prior to application deadline;
If the TEAS is taken more than 4 times, ONLY the first 4 results will be considered.
Pre-requisite GPA + cumulative GPA + TEAS scores from all 4 sections

At least one of the TEAS exam results must meet or exceed the minimum score of 45 on the Reading section AND the combination of the super scores from all exams must meet or exceed the minimum recalculated Composite score of 40.

Dept. of Nursing pulls the TEAS results from the ATI website after the testing center confirms the student has completed the exam.

OTA

70

60

No Maximum:
4 attempts within 18 months prior to application deadline;
If the TEAS is taken more than 4 times, ONLY the first 4 results will be considered.

TEAS 50% + pre-requisite GPA 50%

At least one of the TEAS exam results must meet or exceed the minimum score of 70 on the Reading section AND at least one of the TEAS exam results must meet or exceed the minimum Composite score of 60.

Students submit TEAS results with completed program application during pre-arranged mandatory application meeting with the OTA Program Director.

PTA

55

55 No Maximum:
4 attempts within 18 months prior to application deadline;
If the TEAS is taken more than 4 times, ONLY the first 4 results will be considered.

Pre-requisite course GPA + pre-requisite science course GPA + TEAS Composite and section scores (with priority on Composite and Reading scores)

The ONE TEAS result that the student selects to submit to the program must meet or exceed the minimum score of 55 on the Reading section AND the minimum Composite score of 55. It should also have the highest Composite score of all TEAS attempts.

Students submit ONE chosen TEAS result to the program director.

RADT

45

55
(calculated using super scores

from the 4 attempts)

Yes Maximum:
4 attempts within 18 months prior to application deadline;
If the TEAS is taken more than 4 times, ONLY the first 4 results will be considered.

General Education course GPA (8 courses) + average of 3 recommendation form scores + TEAS composite + a personal statement + points for successful completion of each of the 5 courses that are NOT pre-requisites

In order to obtain an application to the program, at least one of the exam results must meet or exceed the minimum score of 45 on the Reading section AND the combination of the super scores must meet or exceed the minimum recalculated Composite score of 55.

Students submit TEAS results of exams to one of the Rad Tech program faculty members.


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